America’s State Parks Celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes

Washington D.C. - America's State Parks announced that all 50 state park systems will provide free, guided First Day Hike Programs on New Year’s Day 2012. Families can begin the New Year connecting with the outdoors by taking a First Day Hike on January 1, 2012 at a state park. Families welcome the New Year by enjoying the outdoors together.

WGCU Curious Kids Trail Mix Recipe

Jake and Raphael from WGCU Curious Kids show how to make trail mix with nuts, dried fruit and puffed corn. Also, Betsy M. Opyt, RD, LD/N describes why trail mix is both healthy and tasty.

Family Hiking Day on the Appalachian Trail

On September 24, 2011, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and its 31 Trail Clubs will be holding the first annual Family Hiking Day. The event is designed to introduce families to the Appalachian Trail and the benefits of a healthy outdoor lifestyle.

Families Get Outdoors at the Second Annual NJ WILD Outdoor Expo

Families who love the outdoors should check out the 2nd Annual New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo on September 17 and 18, 2011 at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Ocean County, New Jersey. The Expo provides information and demonstrations for a range of outdoor adventure activities that are available in New Jersey.

The King of Snakes

Kingsnakes are touted by a lot of people in reptile keeping as one of the ‘better’ snakes to start with. Their popularity in reptile keeping cannot be denounced; my personal experiences with both wild caught and captive bred Kingsnakes Lampropeltis getula leaves something to be desired. That’s for a later time though. Let’s get a better idea of Kingsnakes Lampropeltis getula and how they fit into the realm of Colubrids (basic snakes).

A King among Serpents